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Poster: Robony Date: Apr 2, 2007 12:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: What is your favorite GD song?

Pick one and only one. Not a "best of", just that one song you love the most.

Mine = Scarlet
The song that got me here.

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Poster: cush11 Date: Apr 2, 2007 12:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is your favorite GD song?

The one I'm listening to right now!

In other ones, I mean words... Absolutely impossible!

:)

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Poster: jackstraw86 Date: Apr 2, 2007 12:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is your favorite GD song?

"Box of Stella". Oh, is that two? Oh well. It's tough to pick ONE song from a repertoire that changed my life.

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Poster: HiRoller Date: Apr 2, 2007 4:52pm
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Brown Eyes of the Other Star

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Poster: high flow Date: Apr 2, 2007 4:59pm
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IIIIIIIIIIIII von die Welt

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Poster: midnight sun Date: Apr 2, 2007 1:26pm
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Antwerp's Placebo (sorry to steal your thunder BryanE)

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Poster: rastamon Date: Apr 2, 2007 2:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is your favorite GD song?

Antwerp- ding-ding! ....just remembered another favorite movie off of an old thread...The Lathe of Heaven

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 2, 2007 2:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is your favorite GD song?

If the old style jam compilations 'count,' then it's easy: CE>OO>CE from 68. If they do not, St St from 68.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Apr 2, 2007 12:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is your favorite GD song?

Me and My Other Truckin' Uncle Jack Scarlet's Half-Stephen Gone Toodelblue Playin'FireCat

Oh how I hate these stupid questions ...

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Poster: Zaorish Date: Apr 2, 2007 2:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is your favorite GD song?

Dark Sugaree Fire Ripple on Cassidy's Star Tower

"Fire" got me into the Dead, but by now the only songs I don't like are ones that aren't played very well on a given night. The Grateful Dead's songs really are "as one"...It's all good.

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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: Apr 2, 2007 1:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is your favorite GD song?

Couldn't pick just one favorite, but I would have to agree ith others that "Dark Star" is probably the band's definitive tune...either that or "Playin' In the Band" or even "The Other One"...although an expansion to covers would introduce "Morning Dew" to the discussion...

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Poster: ststephen7 Date: Apr 2, 2007 8:57pm
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Built to Last
peggy-o
Morning Dew

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Poster: smi2les Date: Apr 2, 2007 2:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is your favorite GD song?

most of them as long as they remember the words.....

Playin'> UJB > Greatest story > Samson > d/s > Wheel > phil bombs > Wheel > Doodle > Music US Blues.

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Poster: Death&Mercy Date: Apr 2, 2007 1:55pm
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Today it's a '68 Cryptical.
Yesterday it was a '74 Here Comes Sunshine.

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Poster: TheGreat_and_Knowledgable Date: Apr 2, 2007 2:05pm
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Ramble on Rose or Jack Straw.

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Apr 2, 2007 3:16pm
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No question: New Potato Caboose (...eleven dark dew star morning)

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Poster: smi2les Date: Apr 2, 2007 3:27pm
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does the emperor's of the north do that tune, > cassidy ?

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Poster: Fishead Date: Apr 3, 2007 12:56pm
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cosmic charlie

go on home your momma's callin' you.... :)~~

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Poster: Dancinbears Date: Apr 2, 2007 3:59pm
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Ripple =)

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 2, 2007 4:54pm
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Hey DB--so sweet to see you and Ashes came 'back' in the same day...

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Apr 3, 2007 5:22am
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No, no---not your favorite wine!

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Poster: BryanE Date: Apr 2, 2007 2:41pm
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Why is it that whenever I'm asked a question like this that I jump on the first title that comes to mind, but it is always later that I finally remember What's Become of the Baby?

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Apr 2, 2007 1:36pm
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American Beauty


Oh--oops--Box of Rain. Listen to all those gorgeous layers ad the backing vocals are as good as it gets.

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Poster: BryanE Date: Apr 2, 2007 1:17pm
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Easy To Love You.

Bring it on!

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Apr 2, 2007 1:25pm
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No way! Samba in the Rain is better

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Poster: BryanE Date: Apr 2, 2007 2:40pm
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Actually, I would agree with that.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Apr 2, 2007 2:53pm
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LOL! Did you ever see my dream set List? I had to make it at least somewhat of a believeable format ( like encore songs in the proper spot ).


Set I

Alabama Getaway
Far From Me
Mama Tried
Push Comes to Shove
Easy to Love You
Shoe Fits
Looks Like Rain
Heart of Me
Tons of Steel
Don’t Ease me In

Set II
Corrina
Samba in the Rain
Believe it or Not
Don’t Need Love
Drums/space
I will Take You Home
Gimme Some Lovin
Standing On the Moon
Not Fade Away

e) Black Muddy River

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Apr 2, 2007 4:53pm
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C'mon, Alabama on your shit list? I love that tune. I demand a recount!

By the way If the shoe fits should be mentioned twice

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Apr 2, 2007 4:59pm
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Nah, it's not on my shit list. I don't love that song but I don't hate it either.I just had to pick a tune that was an actual opener and that's one of the only opener songs I don't love. I don't care what anyone says - Bucket kicks ass. Then Bertha? Jack Straw? CRS? NO WAY! So I had to make a sacrifice. Did I miss one?

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Poster: elkdog Date: Apr 2, 2007 5:36pm
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I can always tell a tape is mislabelled if it says it's from 1981 and the opener isn't Alabama Getaway. I kid, but the first 5 or so '81 shows I got all opened with that tune.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Apr 2, 2007 6:27pm
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Not far from the truth

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Apr 2, 2007 5:53pm
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Fair enough. I would use Picasso Moon or Let the good times Roll, especially post brent. But then again, I really love an Alabama ripper. That is until they dusted it off in 95.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Apr 2, 2007 6:26pm
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I didn't think they ever opened with Picasso Moon. Should have checked my DeadBase. Yeah I thought of LTGTR but I like that tune.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Apr 2, 2007 5:03pm
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I like DOn't Ease me in too but it is my least favorite set ender I could think of.

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Poster: not_a_typical_daydream Date: Apr 2, 2007 7:45pm
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Help>Slip>Franklin, always a good wake up song to boogie to.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Apr 2, 2007 1:25pm
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I can't pick just one. No way. If there was only ONE song to define the band then I would have to go with Dark Star. One of their most finely written songs would have to be Althea. One song that I never ever get tired of listening to GDTRFB

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Apr 2, 2007 12:22pm
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I'm sorry, I can't pick just one.

I have a Holy Trinity of 3 that are always my Father, Son and Holy Ghost of favorite Dead tunes. Inseperable and equal in their belovedness:



BIRDSONG, SCARLET BEGONIAS, and EYES OF THE WORLD.

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Poster: Grateful Golfer Date: Apr 2, 2007 3:48pm
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This is REALLY hard to pick just one.
I know what my Top 3 are...They are all jamfests.

1. Bird Song
2. Dark Star
3. Playin

However, if I had to pick one - it would have to be Dark Star. When you hear Dark Star it's "all bets are off".
That's what you want with the Grateful Dead.

If I had to pick the best Dark Star, my pick would be the 9/20/90 from MSG. I admit it - I'm showing my bias for this one because I was there for this one. 16 plus years later, I still get chills when I hear it. However, the ones from 72-74 are all epic. I also love 12/31/78.

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Poster: elkdog Date: Apr 2, 2007 5:33pm
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Well, I was going to reply the original post, but then Grendelschoice NAILED my top 3. I'm kind of spooked by this. Seriously, Bird Song, Scarlet Begonias, and Eyes of the World are my favorite 3 songs to hear them play or to play myself. Nice shooting!

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Apr 3, 2007 2:31am
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Hey, Elkdog....great minds thinking alike, right? ;-)

Just for the hell of it, while we're on the topic, these are my favorite versions (as of right now) of the Holy Trinity:

BIRDSONG: 6/22/73, Vancouver, BC (alternates with 9/26/72 from Dicks Picks 11, Stanley Theater, NJ).

SCARLET BEGONIAS: 4/23/77, Springfield, MA. (if you haven't heard the SBD version of this, go do so NOW!)

EYES OF THE WORLD: 10/29/77, DeKalb, Illinois (can't see this one changing ever).

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Poster: rastamon Date: Apr 2, 2007 12:36pm
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Eyes of the Darkstar....ok dammit! Darkstar

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Apr 2, 2007 3:48pm
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comes a time. Too rarely played I'm afraid